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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
All 4 because otherwise there won't be enough power.

Doesn't your PSU have two 6-pin PCI-E connectors you can use?
it has 1 that says PCI-E and 1 that says PCI Express, are they the same thing?
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post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by pepejovi View Post
Just look at all the manuals you're bound to have from all the parts you've bought...

And why on earth would you buy a non-brand PSU for this sort of system? Considering you have the 6990, i am thinking you probably have a very high-end system.
it was cheaper and had good reviews, also i spent around 1250 with monitor Kb/M and speakers so about 900 on the parts itself
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post #23 of 28
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ok moment of truth, i pray it works
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post #24 of 28
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it has 1 that says PCI-E and 1 that says PCI Express, are they the same thing?
Yep!
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post #25 of 28
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so everything seems to work except for the video card. i have my hdmi pluged into it and it shows, but my computer thinks that it is the default built in video, how do i get it to see the video card!
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post #26 of 28
Use the pci-e cords from your psu to power the graphic card not the molex adaptors. The adaptors are supplies in case your power supply doesn't have 2 pci power cables.

If the motherboard is using the onboard graphics, then you may have to go into bios upon system power up (by pressing delete) and looking for a section in the cell menu (bios screens) that says advanced, then pci and see if there's a setting to use card instead of onboard graphics. It may also be located under integrated peripherals... bios vary a bit. Again, reading the manual that came with your mainboard would probably serve you well, this being your first build and all.

Make sure that your gpu is hooked up correctly (pci-e power cables from psu) before disabling your onboard graphics as if your graphic card isn't working for some reason then you wont have any picture.



EDIT: if you have your monitor plugged into the graphic card, and you have video, then your card is working.....
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post #27 of 28
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ok everything works and is A-Ok! my very first build is a success, except for one thing. on my HAF 922 the front usb ports wont work, but the headphones do. did i mess up somewhere?
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post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by ElmoKills22 View Post
ok everything works and is A-Ok! my very first build is a success, except for one thing. on my HAF 922 the front usb ports wont work, but the headphones do. did i mess up somewhere?
I had the same problem to some extent. Usually HAF case wires are marked pretty good. Make sure you have them plugged into the right places on your MB. Also make sure you have the USB connections enable in bios.
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